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    • Paulmmm
    • By Paulmmm 12th Jul 18, 4:46 PM
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    Working tax credits and OU study
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    • 12th Jul 18, 4:46 PM
    Working tax credits and OU study 12th Jul 18 at 4:46 PM
    Hello,


    Does anyone know if it's possible to still be on working tax credits while studying full time at the Open University? By this I mean working 30hrs a week while completing 120 OU credits worth of modules in a year.

    I know for student loan purposes the OU is always classed as part time study. Is this also true for working tax credits? Because as far as I know, working tax credits and other benefits exclude anyone classed as a full time student. 120 credits/year would be full time at a brick uni.







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    Paul
    Last edited by Paulmmm; 12-07-2018 at 4:48 PM.
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    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 12th Jul 18, 5:31 PM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 5:31 PM
    If you are working the required number of hours then being a student in your spare time is not relevant to wtc.
    • MarkN88
    • By MarkN88 13th Jul 18, 9:01 AM
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    • 13th Jul 18, 9:01 AM
    Yeah I did exactly what you described when I did some studying with them and it never impacted the WTC
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